Listening to night migration flight calls. Low clouds seem to be keeping them low… Some sound like they're barely above the trees. # Just saw a prob Merlin take a LESA right in front of me. Close enough to hear the whoosh… Was a little startling. # Standing in a sharp rain drive by a … Read more
While walking at the park yesterday morning, Connor and I noticed this fog/mist hanging over the river. Connor thought it was from the stink of the dying salmon, since he had apparently previously seen it on the flume when salmon were dying in it. I’m not convinced that’s what it is from, though I guess … Read more
My son pointed this bird out to me this morning as we were on our way to Totem Park. It was perched at the very top of a mid-sized Sitka Spruce and I saw it do a flycatching loop once or twice before it seemed to vacate its spot when a Merlin flew by, after … Read more
Some of the moth coccoons formed by the various caterpillars the kids collected and kept fed.
Connor, Rowan and I took a walk around the park this evening not too long after high tide. Connor and Rowan had taken the path through the woods to skip ahead of me while I completed the circuit aound the shoreline from the river mouth to the Visitor’s Center. I was walking past the first … Read more
At the end of a walk around the beach (with some shorebird excitement – see other post from today), Rowan found a large caterpillar at the upper edge of the beach. I was able to get some pictures of it, before it dropped down into some vegetation and we were unable to re-find it. With … Read more